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Luxury Tuscan villa in Florentine hills, historic building featuring 5 bedrooms, private swimming pool, gardens and terrace

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Private pool (overflow) with salt water system
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Private pool+3rd view
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Living Room
Living Room
Fully Equipped Kitchen
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Dining area
Study room
Master Bedroom with walk in closet attached and ensuite bathroom
Walk in closet (master bedroom)
Bathroom 1 (Master)_2nd view
Bathroom 1 (master) with tub and separate shower
Bedroom 2
Bathroom 2
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Bedroom 3_with either 2 twin beds or one king bed
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Bathroom 3
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Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Private Pool by night
Private Pool By night_2nd view
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Florence, Tuscany
Only one mile away from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the heart of the city of Florence, this gorgeous typical Florentine villa is located on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale", immersed in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees.
The garden of the villa looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 residence of the "Lorena" family, the Austrian Grand dukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

The whole property is of much interest to the city of Florence and is listed under “properties of particular cultural interest of the historical Park of the h...
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About the Owner, Olga Alexandra M
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 13 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL22435
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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branford CT
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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The Villa Le Fontaine is lovely. Furnishings are of the highest quality as are linens and towels. The property is well cared for by "Butch" and the owners. The pool is beautiful. Indeed, my four grandchildren and their parents were often reluctant to leave the pool to see Florence! The villa is very well located, close to local shopping at...

Amy W
Delafield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Our family had the most wonderful experience at Le Fontanine. It is truly the best of both worlds. You feel like you are far out in the Tuscan countryside with the beautiful landscape, but you are only 1 mile from the city of Florence. The house is spacious and comfortable. We have 3 boys (ages 10, 8 and 6) and...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Aug 5, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
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Oct 20, 2017
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1 night
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Nov 3, 2017
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About the neighborhood
The City of Florence itself offers a great variety of activities: It is one of the richest city in the world regarding art and culture: The Uffizzi Gallery, Galleria dell' accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Garden, Campanile di Giotto...showing the works of art of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi.<BR>High quality exhibitions and concerts are offered throughout the year. <BR>Some of the best italian and international shops for fashion and antiques can be found in the City Center.<BR>There is also various possibilities to admire artisan craftsmanship in their workshops: marble engravings and statues, carved wood, guilding, metal fu... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Florence (Peretola): 7.5 mi
Railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella: 2.5 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 58.4 mi
Florence (Peretola) Airport: 12 km / 7.5 miles<BR>Florence main railway station (Santa Maria Novella): 4 km / 2.5 miles<BR>Pisa Airport: 80 km / 50 miles<BR>Livorno (nearest ferry port): 94 km / 58 miles<BR>Europcar (car rental): 1.2 km / 0.75 mile<BR>Nearest bus stop: 0.7 km / 0.4 mile
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 60.9 mi.
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